St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

Shine, Celebrate and Grow!

Otters

Class teacher: Mr O'Neill

 

Home Learning

We understand that this is an unsettling time and we hope having access to these ideas may help you create a sense of routine and support your child’s learning. Equally we are aware that people have caring commitments and that every family will be doing their best day by day and as such, not every activity may be completed. If you would like to use them at home, some daily prayers can be found here: Morning Prayer Lunchtime Prayer End of the Day Prayer

Thank you so much for supporting the children with their online learning. The tasks being set will now stop for the two week ‘Easter Holiday’.  However, all the learning that has been set so far will remain on the class pages so that if there is any learning that you wish to continue over Easter then you can.

Friday 3rd April

Reading:

Complete the Mountains Reading comprehension (choose an appropriate level for you).

Don't feel like you have to print it off, you can just write it on scrap paper or a book you might have at home! 

Writing:


Write a blurb for a book that you have recently read. Ensure that the blurb makes the book sound interesting (as its purpose is to make someone want to read a book). Include pictures and a range of exciting vocabulary.

Maths:

Produce 12 different calculations multiplying 1-digit with either a 2 or 3 digit number (depending on your confidence). Answer these questions using the formal written method of multiplication (as used yesterday).

RE/Science/Project:

Project (Art):

Produce a drawing or piece of art of your choice with the intention of giving it to someone in your house.

Spelling and Grammar:

Produce a list of words with the suffixes ‘un’ and ‘re’. Consider what these prefixes might mean.

E.g. Underground, unstoppable, replay, recount etc.

Spanish

Well done to those who have joined us on Duolingo this week. For details, and an Easter in Spain quiz (optional) see the Spanish page.

 

Thursday 2nd April

Reading:

Read the book, or extract of your choice from Oxford Owl.

Writing:

Write a letter to a friend. Detail what you have been up to over the past few days and ask your friend any questions you would like to know.

Extension:

  • See if you can start some sentences with fronted adverbials (remember fronted adverbials are followed by a commas.)
  • Try to use paragraphs.

E.g. Unfortunately, I had to tidy up my bedroom.

With a stroke of luck, it didn’t take that long.

Maths:

Answer 1-digit multiplied by 2-digit number questions.  Use the following video to help if needed.

Don't feel like you have to print it off, you can just write it on scrap paper or a book you might have at home! 

RE/Science/Project:

Project (Art):

Have a go at producing a drawing using art for kids hub.

Wednesday 1st April

Reading:

Complete the Pet Care of a Cat reading comprehension task (choose an appropriate level for you).

Don't feel like you have to print it off, you can just write it on scrap paper or a book you might have at home! 

Writing:

Watch the video ‘The Present’ rewrite the story in the style of a comic book.

Maths

See if you can use known multiplication facts in order to complete the ‘Multiplying by multiples of 10 worksheet.’

Again, don't feel like you have to print it off, you can just write it on scrap paper or a book you might have at home! 

RE/Science/Project:

RE:

Have a go at recreating Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ picture, using any art supplies available.

Spelling and Grammar:

/k/ spelled ‘ch’

Produce a list and practise the spelling of words with ‘ch’ producing a ‘k’ sound.

E.g. Orchid, anchor, school, stomach, scheme, echo, chemist, technical

Tuesday 31st March

Reading

Read for 15 minutes independently. Draw a picture detailing what you have read.

Writing

Write a detailed review of a book, television programme, film or computer game that you have read, watched or played over the last few days.

Maths

Using yesterday’s learning have a go at doubling 3-digit numbers using partitioning.

Doubling 3-digit numbers worksheet.

 

RE/Science/Project

RE:

Research The story of the Last Supper.

Reflect on the question, ‘What is the link between the Last Supper and the Mass?’

 

Spelling and Grammar:

List as many examples of apostrophes for contraction as you can.

E.g. Does not = doesn’t

There will = there’ll

Monday 30th March

Reading

Read a book of your choice for 15 minutes with a parent.


Writing

Write sentences with expanded noun phrases based on this image of nature.

E.g. The cunning pair of sneaky foxes quickly evade the intimidating bear.

Maths

Have a go at doubling and halving numbers using partitioning: Your task is to think of 15 numbers between 20 and 100, double them and then halve them using partitioning.

E.g. Doubling

56  = 50 and 6

50 x 2 = 100     6 x 2 = 12

100 + 14 = 112

Halving

56 = 50 and 6

50 ÷ 2 =25  6 ÷ 2 =3     

25 + 3 = 28

Extension: Halve 5 odd numbers, what do they all end in?

 

RE/Science/Project

Project:

Watch video on different climate zones. Take notes on what you learn.

 

Spelling and grammar:

SPAG: Write sentences using ‘a’ and ‘an.’

‘An’ precedes words with a vowel sound.

E.g. An elephant       An igloo         An apple

An hour (it has an ow sound, which starts with a vowel)

 

'A' precedes words with a consonant sound.

E.g. A helicopter    A speedboat     A European country (it starts with a y sound which is a consonant)

 

 Spanish

Well done to those who have been accessing Duolingo - Matthew is holding the top spot on the class leaderboard this week!

This week's assignment challenge is 'Restaurant'. Information on Duolingo is available on the 'Spanish' Curriculum page.

If you need login details, please email bdean@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

 

Friday 27th March

Reading

Please sign up to, and read something a day from: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read the poem of the day here and discuss which features of poetry you can spot in it!

Try to get outside and read in the garden if you can!


Writing

SPAG! Complete the Comparative/Superlative worksheet.

If you would like an extra challenge, write a story like the one we read in class last week, making using of comparative and superlatives. 

 

Maths

Play this time telling game on Maths Frame. 

Time Telling Game

 

RE/Science/Project

Art:

Create a piece of 'nature' artwork. Look outside your window, go in the garden,

What can you see? You can use any medium (pens, pencils, paints, crayons, chalks) that you have at home!

We would love to see some of your completed artwork, if you can email it to us.

 

Spelling: Make up a mnemonic for and practise your cursive handwriting of: earth.

(E.g: Because = Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits

Thursday 26th March

Reading

Please sign up to, and read something a day from: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read the poem of the day here, and discuss which features of poetry you can spot in it!

Try to get outside and read in the garden if you can!


Writing

Write any poem you like about a Fairy Tale, using similes and metaphors and rhyming.

Here is a toolkit to help you.

 

Maths

Complete the timetable worksheet.

Don't feel like you have to print it off, you can just write it on scrap paper or a book you might have at home! 

 

RE/Science/Project

Project:

Write an explanation of what a volcano is. Use the information from yesterday, which can be found below!

 

Spelling: Make up a mnemonic for and practise your cursive handwriting of: describe.

(E.g: Because = Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits

 

Wednesday 25th March

Reading

Please sign up to, and read something a day from: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read the poem of the day here, and discuss which features of poetry you can spot in it!


Writing

Create a Kennings poem for a character from a Fairy Tale.

Here is some guidance to help you.

 

Maths

Complete the time addition worksheet.

Don't feel like you have to print it off, you can just write it on scrap paper or a book you might have at home! 

 

RE/Science/Project

RE:

Create a piece of artwork, a prayer or a poem to someone who you think could be finding it hard at the moment.

Think about the people who could be lonely during this time.

You do not have to send the artwork or prayer or poem if you don’t want to.

 

Spelling: Make up a mnemonic for and practise your cursive handwriting of: caught

(E.g: Because = Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits

 

Tuesday 24th March

Reading

Please sign up to, and read something a day from: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read the poem of the day here, and discuss which features of poetry you can spot in it!


Writing

Pick a Fairy Tale, use the title (or a main character) and turn it into an acrostic poem.

Cinderella Example

 

Maths

Time yourself doing 10 different tasks. Do them a second time and work out how much fast or slower you did those things.

How could you record this in a number of different ways? A graph, table or chart? 

 

RE/Science/Project

Project:

Either use the internet, a book, or this PowerPoint to complete the volcano labelling worksheet.

 

Spelling: Make up a mnemonic for and practise your cursive handwriting of: bicycle

(E.g: Because = Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits)

Monday 23rd March

Reading

Please sign up to, and read something a day from: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Please read the poem of the day below, and discuss which features of poetry you can spot in it!


Writing

Complete the Poetry  comprehension sheet below, writing your answers in full sentences. Make sure you use all of your basic skills, conjunctions and beautiful cursive handwriting! 

 

Maths

Every time you look at the clock today, write it down in words (half past seven), digital (7:30) and 24 hour (19:30 or 07:30).

See if you can draw a clock and draw the hands on it, too. 

 

RE/Science/Project

RE: Remind yourself of the Bible stories of:

> The Widow of Nain

> Jesus healing the Paralysed Man

> Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

Reflect on the question ‘Who are the outsiders in our society today?’ 

 

Spelling: Make up a mnemonic for and practise your cursive handwriting of: actual

(E.g: Because = Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits)

 

Resources to Help

Mindfulness colouring to keep your brain happy and healthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Jzl1IRWYM 

Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/

Top Marks Maths https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16

Top Marks English https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Wednesday Word http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/childrens.htm

Exercise https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

Year 3 Writing Mat

Year 4 Writing Mat

Extra Activities 

Make your own volcano, using this sheet here

Music Bingo

Here's what we're up to this term:

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Have a FANTASTIC Christmas!

Many thanks for all the good wishes and wonderful gifts! Please have a restful Christmas, enjoy time with your family. I look forward to seeing the class in 2020. 

Christmas around the world

Otters have been learning about how Christmas is celebrated in different cultures. Cadel did an absolutely phenomenal job of teaching us about the traditions of Mexico. He was a superb teacher, who kept us all on our toes with his amazing questions!

Many thanks Cadel!

We the curious

Otters had a fantastic time visiting we the curious in Bristol. We learned about the water cycle through some brilliant practical experiments!

Thank you to all parents who volunteered to come, I wish we could have taken all of you!

Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you for my amazing welcome at St John's. All pupils, parents and staff have made me feel welcome since joining St John's. Thank you to all parents and carers who have helped children make progress through homework, spellings and reading outside of school. I can't sum up how useful this will be in the long run. 

Already, I have seen a great potential in the class. Personally, I have really enjoyed discussing your children's progress at parent's evening.

This first term has been filled with fun. We have researched the Romans and the contributions that they have made to modern society. More specifically we have considered the power of Julius Caesar and his grotesque demise. 

I have been supremely impressed with the progression the class has made in maths. We have looked at ordering numbers, representing numbers in different ways, mental addition/subtraction and the formal written method of addition/subtraction (to name just a few of the areas covered).

We have learned the story of Zacchaeus and the virtues of being kind to others in-spite of their actions. We have really considered how Jesus communicates with people in the modern age. 

In English lessons we have written different forms of poetry, written our own myths and produced phenomenal newspaper reports documenting our trip to Bath Literacy Festival.

I cannot wait to see the fantastic work produced by the class next term.

As ever, if you have any questions about your child's learning please feel free to email or catch me at the end of the day.

Otters have enjoyed raising money during the 'Day of many colours'. The class did a wonderful job of looking up bible references.

For more information on 'Day of many colours' please follow the link below.

 https://missiontogether.org.uk/day-of-many-colours/

Otters enjoyed their trip to Bath Literacy Festival. The Guildhall was a fantastic venue to hear Matt Goodfellow read from his poetry compendium 'Chicken on the roof'.

Otters attempted to group foods. 

Our budding actresses Bella and Maia are retelling the story of Samuel.

Here are all the spelling rules we'll be looking at this year!

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Otters

Class teacher: Mr T O'Neill

Dear Parent/Carers
Welcome to our dedicated class page! Whenever we have got anything we would like share - photographs, letters, exciting work we are doing - we'll put it on our page.

Drop Everything And Read!

Please note that parents/carers are invited to read in class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 08:45 - 09:00!

Term 1 September 2019

It's September and we are excited to be starting a new year...

 We are Time Travellers! 

 Here is a breakdown of what we will be covering this year

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